The Bragg/Wilco stuff may not be exactly "Woody" but it shouldn't be dismissed. I really like some of it and to say it's "un-folk" seems a bit odd. Surely folk music is all about taking lyrics and tunes and reinterpretating them in different styles. This is what Guthrie did, Dylan does and exactly what Billy Bragg & Wilco have done here. I would recommend to anyone out there getting hold of the Mermaid Avenue albums (especially the first one) as they make a worthy addition to any CD collection!
The melodies aren't "ridiculous" either!